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09-23-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,537
Posted By roundrocktom

I was riding in Southern Germany. About 1/2 from...

I was riding in Southern Germany. About 1/2 from home snapped my Shimano crank in two while charging up a hill. Bearings and chainring remained in place, so one-legged it back home. The irony was the...
Forum: Recumbent
09-23-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,556
Posted By roundrocktom

I'm watching this video. Wow! That would be...

I'm watching this video. Wow! That would be sweet.

I bought a Toyota Highlander to fit my Catrike Dumont. It's a folding bike, but at 45 pounds what a pain to fold. The Evolve would be sweet
for...
Forum: Touring
09-04-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 965
Posted By roundrocktom

Thank You! Didn't know that AADT name, but...

Thank You!

Didn't know that AADT name, but tried "Texas AADT Map" and found it.

https://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/division/transportation-planning/maps.html
Forum: Touring
09-04-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 965
Posted By roundrocktom

Google Street view is terrific for reviewing...

Google Street view is terrific for reviewing potential routes.

Oregon has cycling routes. From Hillsboro (West of Portland) to the coast has three charming ways shown. Well in most places you have...
Forum: Recumbent
09-03-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,556
Posted By roundrocktom

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Petaluma Trail...
Forum: Touring
08-27-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,169
Posted By roundrocktom

Small sections in the park. Sections of Going to...

Small sections in the park. Sections of Going to the Sun Road are closed to bicyclist from 11 AM to 4 PM. So I only got in short early morning rides.
...
Forum: Touring
08-27-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,169
Posted By roundrocktom

Search is what lead me to this comment on this...

Search is what lead me to this comment on this thread. Just wanted to give fellow riders a heads up not to expect a paved trail! Still glad I did it, but mountain bike with suspension would have been...
Forum: Touring
08-27-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,169
Posted By roundrocktom

https://www.ridethehiawatha.com/ I did this...

https://www.ridethehiawatha.com/

I did this ride two weeks ago. Long road trip (by van). Texas to Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz Triathlon), then Portland, Seattle, some excellent rail to trail rides near...
08-13-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 4,882
Views: 584,479
Posted By roundrocktom

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Welcome @BikeDodgeBall...
Forum: Triathlon
07-31-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,020
Posted By roundrocktom

You didn't drown and a bonus point for biking and...

You didn't drown and a bonus point for biking and running.

For swimming, I went from freestyle to back stoke (time to catch my breath and relax) then back to freestyle. Open water swimming is a...
Forum: Recumbent
07-19-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,883
Posted By roundrocktom

Spotted this company: ...

Spotted this company:

https://www.reversegearinc.com/product/ironbark-shorts/

I like my compression shorts and running shorts over the top — no need for padded bicycle shorts. The problem I...
Forum: Triathlon
07-19-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,399
Posted By roundrocktom

0to1650...

0to1650 (http://ruthkazez.com/swimming/ZeroTo1mile.html)

I recommend humming under water. You slowly release bubbles, so you are almost (not completely) out of breath before you inhale.
I see...
07-15-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,543
Posted By roundrocktom

Oh dear lord, my legs ache thinking of that one....

Oh dear lord, my legs ache thinking of that one. Did you ride a Schwinn Ten Speed.?

I was an avid cyclist when my friend talked me into riding a long ride. I forget what they called in then (about...
07-02-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,981
Posted By roundrocktom

I did get new Singles vaccine. Part 1 was a piece...

I did get new Singles vaccine. Part 1 was a piece of cake, part 2 knocked me on my butt for a few days but bounced back. My wife is living with Shingles since being a teenager, not something I wish...
07-02-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,016
Posted By roundrocktom

The MD Anderson issue goes back to the blood...

The MD Anderson issue goes back to the blood supply. Sad that blood made it through the supply chain, horrible for the family of a lady who passed away.

MD Anderson, I still consider one of the...
07-02-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,751
Posted By roundrocktom

What model? My first Garmin lasted about 18...

What model?

My first Garmin lasted about 18 months. The replacement lasted about six months. Despite that model (Vivosmart HR) having a swimming function but seemed to have died for water...
07-01-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,536
Posted By roundrocktom

Bontrager Ion Pro RT/Flare RT Light Set....

Bontrager Ion Pro RT/Flare RT Light Set. Expensive gift, but well appreciated.
Those HIGH settings are perfect to bright Texas sunlight. I use the strobe pattern during sunlight hours.
They have a...
07-01-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,577
Posted By roundrocktom

Katy Flatland Century is coming up. kfc.bike ...

Katy Flatland Century is coming up. kfc.bike
various routes, but flatest part Texas out in the area.

Lots of good options, up to 100 mile but my goal is to be off the bike before it gets too hot!...
07-01-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,886
Posted By roundrocktom

I still have my Kirtland Panniers I bought new in...

I still have my Kirtland Panniers I bought new in 1983.

Not a clue if they are still around, but I still have them.
07-01-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,836
Posted By roundrocktom

I was "prediabetic for years." 6'3" and topped...

I was "prediabetic for years." 6'3" and topped the scale at over 300 pounds. The scale only went to 300, so I quit weighing myself.

I drink Black coffee (espresso for me); water during the day;...
07-01-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,469
Posted By roundrocktom

100 miles for July should be a piece of cake, but...

100 miles for July should be a piece of cake, but not enough hours in the day to swim,bike, run. That's my story, but might just do that 50 mile in Katy, Texas on July 21st (It's getting hot here!).
07-01-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,277
Posted By roundrocktom

Google "Dr. Scholls Inserts". What you want to...

Google "Dr. Scholls Inserts". What you want to find is a kiosk. You step up, and it measures pressure points of your foot and recommends the best fit.
...
07-01-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,886
Posted By roundrocktom

Thank You. Great idea's. I like the canvas bags...

Thank You. Great idea's. I like the canvas bags that drop into the buckets.

Do you have a "drain hole" in the bottom the yellow buckets? I had an issue with collecting rainwater during a long...
06-29-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 1,813
Views: 331,442
Posted By roundrocktom

Please tell us your age. 60 1. What type of...

Please tell us your age. 60

1. What type of bikes do 50+ folks ride?

Catrike Dumont.

2. Do you take any special supplements/vitamins/minerals as you have grown older?

B complex
Vitamin D...
06-29-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,543
Posted By roundrocktom

I was seven years old when we moved back from...

I was seven years old when we moved back from Germany, so that was my first bicycle. Fifty-three years ago. a basic Schwinn bicycle. Hand me down, being the youngest of six. Red and White. Training...
Forum: Recumbent
06-29-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,961
Posted By roundrocktom

Standard advice about RIDE EVERYTHING. Get a feel...

Standard advice about RIDE EVERYTHING. Get a feel for the bike. Look at Craigslist to see if you find something "close to what you want, but the great price." Recumbents a few years often are...
06-20-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,072
Posted By roundrocktom

Look into the C25K running programs. Yes, I said...

Look into the C25K running programs. Yes, I said the "R" word.

Couch to 5K is just that. How to go from getting off the couch to running a 5K Run.

Three times a week, you get out there and run....
Forum: Triathlon
06-20-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,020
Posted By roundrocktom

Fantastic. I've met a 76-year-old who started...

Fantastic. I've met a 76-year-old who started when they retired at 65. Just amazing. Keep on moving!

What is your "goto" food/drink for the events? With a Sprint I don't have to worry about fuel,...
Forum: Triathlon
06-03-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,020
Posted By roundrocktom

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Yesterdays work out.
Bike I use in the avatar. Three...
Forum: Triathlon
06-03-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,020
Posted By roundrocktom

It sounds like you've done these before, so...

It sounds like you've done these before, so nothing to add.

For anyone new who is thinking about it:
Lots of open water swimming, totally different from pool swimming. I roll onto my back and do...
Forum: Touring
05-24-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,588
Posted By roundrocktom

The first long tour I did was in 1985. Worked in...

The first long tour I did was in 1985. Worked in the Semiconductor Industry.
1983 - Fresh out of School. New Engineer and let a company overwork me.
1983 - Sorry Tom, too much to get done defer...
Forum: Introductions
05-23-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By roundrocktom

Hello Renee! I'm usually out and about on...

Hello Renee!
I'm usually out and about on strange looking machine...
Most people Don't have a clue where the Rock is located, hence I tell people "Austin".
05-23-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,196
Posted By roundrocktom

I've been on Thyroid medication for 47 years. 200...

I've been on Thyroid medication for 47 years. 200 mcg. Doesn't seem possible, but my thyroid grew to 4x standard size but quit producing when I was 13 years old. Since 1971 I've been taking that...
Forum: Recumbent
05-22-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,710
Posted By roundrocktom

Thank You. BikeCalc.com has a neat gear...

Thank You.

BikeCalc.com has a neat gear chart versus speed. My "granny gear" 30x36 with a 26" tires gives 5.4 mph at 90 cadence. I can drop down to 40 (don't like doing that to my knees but can be...
Forum: Recumbent
05-21-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,630
Posted By roundrocktom

Jeff, Your "title" states Insane Bicycle...

Jeff,
Your "title" states Insane Bicycle Mechanic. Time to step it up and learn how to weld aluminum. That is an oxy/acetylene welded frame. Most likely is 6061 Allow. Yes, it can be heat...
Forum: Recumbent
05-21-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 981
Posted By roundrocktom

A few years back, I was looking at the...

A few years back, I was looking at the Atomiczombie stuff and found it was decent plans.

My other crazy passion was flying and building a high wing airplane. Hence oxy/acetylene welding, 4130...
Forum: Recumbent
05-21-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,710
Posted By roundrocktom

Tell me more about that bike night! I'm out...

Tell me more about that bike night!

I'm out having fun with my Catrike Dumont [Front is 30, 39, 52; the rear is 11-36 cassete] but need to keep my legs moving.

I had a blast on the Rookie Tri....
Replies: 126
Views: 35,468
Posted By roundrocktom

I am checking in. Tom from Austin, TX (Most...

I am checking in.
Tom from Austin, TX (Most people don't have a clue where Round Rock is, but close to Austin).
Life long avid cyclist. The first touring bike was my 1983 Specialized Expedition....
Replies: 3
Views: 1,206
Posted By roundrocktom

Shouldn't be an issue. I had started boxing...

Shouldn't be an issue.

I had started boxing four years ago, haven't looked back.
DBS in 2016.
Last year decided it was time to run, so I've done 5Ks. Not the fastest.
I can ride a bike, but...
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